Tennessee Wildlife Commission Passes New Fishing Regulation

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  1. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    TennesseeWCommission Passes ildlifeNew Fishing Regulations
    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, the governing body of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, passed the proposed changes to the 2007 fishing regulations at their meeting held October 19, at the Cedar Bluff Holiday Inn in Knoxville. These changes reduce the daily creel limit on crappie from 30 to 15 fish on most of the East and Middle Tennessee reservoirs; set a daily creel limit of 30 red-ear sunfish, commonly known as "shellcrackers," on West Tennessee lakes and 20 fish for the rest of the state; regulations regarding the turtle harvest by sport fishing methods at Reelfoot Lake; allow crossbows as a legal method of harvesting rough fish; and prohibit the snagging of fish from the discharge channel at the Cumberland Fossil Plant on Lake Barkley. All changes can be viewed on the TWRA Web site at http://www.tnwildlife.org/.
    Beginning March 1, 2007, the statewide regulations for crappie will be a daily creel limit of 15 with a minimum size limit of 10 inches, except:
    Private waters and State Park lakes - 15 creel with no size limit;
    Norris Reservoir - 10 creel with 10-inch size limit; Pickwick and Guntersville reservoirs - 30 creel with 9-inch size limit;
    Mississippi, Hatchie, Loosahatchie, Forked Deer, Wolf, and Obion rivers and their tributaries, Reelfoot Lake, Indian Boundary Reservoir, and Davy Crockett Reservoir - 30 creel with no size limit;
    Barkley, Cheatham, J. Percy Priest, Kentucky, and Old Hickory - 30 creel with no size limit.
    The change adds Calderwood, Chickamauga, Cordell Hull, Chilhowee, Fort Loudoun, Great Falls, Melton Hill, Nickajack, Normandy, Parksville, Tellico, Tims Ford, Watts Bar, and Woods to the list of reservoirs that have a creel limit of 15 and size limit of 10-inches for crappie.
    The Commission also changed the fees for trout fishing in the City of Gatlinburg. The new fees in 2007 will be Nonresident Gatlinburg One-Day Trout $11.50, Gatlinburg Trout-Daily Resident $3.50, and Gatlinburg Three-Day Trout Resident $9.50.
    Changes to the party hunt regulations for the Cherokee WMA were discussed at length. Several hunters in attendance expressed a variety of opinions regarding proposed changes which would limit hunters to one party hunt per year, a reduction of the party hunt size from 100 to 60, and prohibit the issuing of "blank" permits.
    Discussion of the party hunts will continue at the TWRC's next meeting, scheduled for December 13 and 14 at the Region II Ray Bell building, in Nashville
     
  2. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    Thanks for the update! The crappie creel limit sucks.
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I couldn't agree more Brian